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Claude Oscar Monet created a beautiful garden in Giverny which exists until this day and receives visitors from around the world. The painter found the small town in 1883 and fell in love with is. Along with his wife and many children, the artist moved into a rented house where he would spend the rest of his life. Even though the Monet found the ideal location to settle down and enjoy a peaceful life, he still strived to develop a successful career as a painter. To achieve his goal, Monet traveled through Europe and the Mediterranean coast during most of the 1880s and producing as much as he could.
Eventually, the Impressionist’s hard work paid off, and he became well known for his paintings, especially landscapes. He invested in his home and family, finally purchasing the house they began renting and hiring housekeepers to help his wife and eight kids. Monet also bought the surrounding properties so that he could expand his beloved garden. His living creation grew so much; he had as many as six gardeners to help maintain it.
The Impressionists had a passion for cultures from the Orient, especially the Japanese art. Monet collected many woodcut prints and exchanged them with his colleagues. This exotic art fascinated modern painters who were tired of the classic influence of the ancient Greeks and the Renaissance painters. Portraying scenes of incredible nature in vibrant colors, Japanese artists like Hokusai and Hiroshige inspired the Impressionists to come in contact with their natural surroundings. The group of painters would mainly work en plein air, or outdoors in French. This enabled them to experience and to observe the subject they portrayed under natural lighting, and they worked fast to capture the fleeting essence of the sun.
The oil painting Water-Lilies XV is part of Monet’s series of most extensive production, with about two-hundred and fifty artworks altogether. The Impressionist’s love for the Japanese culture led him to install a pond filled with water lilies and a Japanese bridge over it, which became his favorite part of his garden. The artist used blue tonalities and hints of purple on the water, as well as loose green brush strokes to depict the reflecting vegetation on the water. There are some blossoming lilies in shades of pink and yellow, but the pond is mostly filled with green leaves with white highlights.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Water-Lilies XV, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Water-Lilies XV that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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